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Intravenous Therapy

    Direct IV Injections ("IV Push")

    Calculating Time Of Infusion

    You may use the ratio and proportion method to solve for the amount of time needed to infuse a medication via the IV Push method.

    Example Problem: Over what period of time will you administer:

    Order: Lasix 80 mg, IV, STAT
    Medication Available: Lasix 10mg/mL
    IV infusion not to exceed 40mg/min

    40 X = 80
    Answer: X = 2 min